Good turnout at Chalan Pago COVID testing

COVID 19 testing (PNC file photo)

There was another healthy turnout at the free community testing for COVID-19 today. Hundreds of cars and dozens of residents lined up this morning in Chalan Pago to get swabbed and examined.

The walk-in and drive-through testing were held at the Our Lady of Peace and Safe Journey Catholic Church in Chalan Pago. At around 10:30 this morning, the drive-through line was cut off.

Public Health Program Coordinator Bertha Taijeron says that the site had a good turnout and expected to have around 300 tests administered. She said that Public Health is working to stand up more testing sites in the future.

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“I know we had to cancel Talofofo and Umatac because of inclement weather. After this outreach, we’re going to get back with the village mayors to confirm a date for the testing sites,” Taijeron said.

To date, there have been a total of 375 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 5 deaths. 318 cases have been released from isolation and there are currently 52 active cases, according to the Joint Information Center.



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Amanda Dedicatoria
Amanda is a reporter at the Pacific News Center and writes about issues concerning the military, environment, and education. She has a background in journalism that spans from her time as a VIBE intern for the Pacific Daily News and the editor-in-chief of Triton’s Call. As a college student, she studied journalism and graduated with honors from the University of Guam. She also has experience in photography as well as documentary work and strives to make sure that her stories are fair and engaging. When she isn’t on the job, she’s usually at the gym, playing video games, or baking a batch of cookies.